|Antony Gormley: Sculpted space, within and without - TED.com|
Legendary sculptor Antony Gormley riffs on space and the human form. His works explore the interior space we feel within our own bodies -- and the exterior space we feel around us, knowing that we are just dots in space and time.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; arts; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|Tom Rielly delivers a comic sendup of TED2006 - TED.com|
Satirist Tom Rielly delivers a wicked parody of the 2006 TED conference, taking down the $100 laptop, the plight of the polar bear, and people who mention, one too many times, that they work at Harvard. Watch for a special moment between Tom and Al Gore.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2006; TED; Talks; arts; comedy; culture; performance; 2006
|Claron McFadden: Singing the primal mystery - TED.com|
"The human voice: mysterious, spontaneous, primal." With these words, soprano Claron McFadden invites us to explore the mysteries of breathing and singing, as she performs the challenging "Aria," by John Cage.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxAmsterdam; TED; Talks; arts; creativity; entertainment; music; 2010
|Robert Hammond: Building a park in the sky - TED.com|
New York was planning to tear down the High Line, an abandoned elevated railroad in Manhattan, when Robert Hammond and a few friends suggested: Why not make it a park? He shares how it happened in this tale of local cultural activism.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; activism; arts; cities; culture; 2011
|Eva Zeisel on the playful search for beauty - TED.com|
The ceramics designer Eva Zeisel looks back on a 75-year career. What keeps her work as fresh today (her latest line debuted in 2008) as in 1926? Her sense of play and beauty, and her drive for adventure. Listen for stories from a rich, colorful life.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2001; TED; Talks; arts; design; exploration; politics; 2001
|Sue Austin: Deep sea diving … in a wheelchair - TED.com|
When Sue Austin got a power chair 16 years ago, she felt a tremendous sense of freedom -- yet others looked at her as though she had lost something. In her art, she aims to convey the spirit of wonder she feels wheeling through the world. Includes thrilling footage of an underwater wheelchair that lets her explore ocean beds, drifting through schools of fish, floating free in 360 degrees. (Filmed at TEDxWomen.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; arts; disability; performance art; TEDxWomen 2012; 2012
|Luke Syson: How I learned to stop worrying and love "useless" art - TED.com|
Luke Syson was a curator of Renaissance art, of transcendent paintings of saints and solemn Italian ladies -- serious art. And then he changed jobs, and inherited the Met's collection of ceramics -- pretty, frilly, "useless" candlesticks and vases. He didn't like it. He didn't get it. Until one day … (Filmed at TEDxMet.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; art; arts; design; history; museums; TEDxMet; 2013
|Danielle de Niese: A flirtatious aria - TED.com|
Can opera be ever-so-slightly sexy? The glorious soprano Danielle de Niese shows how, singing the flirty "Meine Lippen, sie küssen so heiss." Which, translated, means, as you might guess: "I kiss so hot." From Giuditta by Frans Lehár; accompanist: Ingrid Surgenor.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; arts; creativity; entertainment; sex; TEDGlobal 2011; 2011
|Young-ha Kim: Be an artist, right now! - TED.com|
Why do we ever stop playing and creating? With charm and humor, celebrated Korean author Young-ha Kim invokes the world's greatest artists to urge you to unleash your inner child -- the artist who wanted to play forever. (Filmed at TEDxSeoul.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; arts; creativity; writing; TEDxSeoul; 2010
|Inara George sings 'Family Tree' - TED.com|
Singer Inara George and guitarist Mike Andrews play the quietly lovely love song "Family Tree."
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxGreatPacificGarbagePatch; TED; Talks; arts; live music; music; singer; 2010
|Stefan Sagmeister shares happy design - TED.com|
Graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister takes the audience on a whimsical journey through moments of his life that made him happy -- and notes how many of these moments have to do with good design.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2004; TED; Talks; art; arts; design; happiness; 2004
|Andrew Bird's one-man orchestra of the imagination - TED.com|
Musical innovator Andrew Bird winds together his trademark violin technique with xylophone, vocals and sophisticated electronic looping. Add in his uncanny ability to whistle anything, and he becomes a riveting one-man orchestra
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; arts; entertainment; music; performance; TED2010; 2010
|Sheikha Al Mayassa: Globalizing the local, localizing the global - TED.com|
Sheikha Al Mayassa, a patron of artists, storytellers and filmmakers in Qatar, talks about how art and culture create a country's identity -- and allow every country to share its unique identity with the wider world. As she says: "We don't want to be all the same, but we do want to understand each other."
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDWomen; TED; Talks; Islam; art; arts; culture; film; 2010
|Drew Berry: Animations of unseeable biology - TED.com|
We have no ways to directly observe molecules and what they do -- Drew Berry wants to change that. At TEDxSydney he shows his scientifically accurate (and entertaining!) animations that help researchers see unseeable processes within our own cells.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxSydney; TED; Talks; arts; biology; science; visualizations; 2011
|Béatrice Coron: Stories cut from paper - TED.com|
With scissors and paper, artist Béatrice Coron creates intricate worlds, cities and countries, heavens and hells. Striding onstage in a glorious cape cut from Tyvek, she describes her creative process and the way her stories develop from snips and slices.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; art; arts; creativity; storytelling; 2011
|Roger Ebert: Remaking my voice - TED.com|
When film critic Roger Ebert lost his lower jaw to cancer, he lost the ability to eat and speak. But he did not lose his voice. In a moving talk from TED2011, Ebert and his wife, Chaz, with friends Dean Ornish and John Hunter, come together to tell his remarkable story.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; arts; community; culture; 2011
|Julian Treasure: 5 ways to listen better - TED.com|
In our louder and louder world, says sound expert Julian Treasure, "We are losing our listening." In this short, fascinating talk, Treasure shares five ways to re-tune your ears for conscious listening -- to other people and the world around you.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2011; TED; Talks; arts; culture; sound; 2011
|Lemon Andersen performs "Please don't take my Air Jordans" - TED.com|
Would you kill for a pair of Air Jordans? Lemon Andersen spins a tale of someone who did, reciting a poem by Reg E. Gaines. These verses taught Lemon that poetry could be about more than self-expression, and could sound like music when given rhythm and infused with the grit of the New York streets around him.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; arts; poetry; spoken word; TEDYouth; 2011
|Alexa Meade: Your body is my canvas - TED.com|
Alexa Meade takes an innovative approach to art. Not for her a life of sketching and stretching canvases. Instead, she selects a topic and then paints it--literally. She covers everything in a scene--people, chairs, food, you name it--in a mask of paint that mimics what's below it. In this eye-opening talk Meade shows off photographs of some of the more outlandish results, and shares a new project involving people, paint and milk.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; arts; creativity; design; TEDGlobal 2013; 2013
|Andrew Stanton: The clues to a great story - TED.com|
Filmmaker Andrew Stanton ("Toy Story," "WALL-E") shares what he knows about storytelling -- starting at the end and working back to the beginning. Contains graphic language ...
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; arts; entertainment; film; storytelling; TED2012; 2012
|Nathalie Miebach: Art made of storms - TED.com|
Artist Nathalie Miebach takes weather data from massive storms and turns it into complex sculptures that embody the forces of nature and time. These sculptures then become musical scores for a string quartet to play.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2011; TED; Talks; art; arts; data; visualizations; 2011
|Olafur Eliasson: Playing with space and light - TED.com|
In the spectacular large-scale projects he's famous for (such as "Waterfalls" in New York harbor), Olafur Eliasson creates art from a palette of space, distance, color and light. This idea-packed talk begins with an experiment in the nature of perception.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2009; TED; Talks; art; arts; design; 2009
|Thomas Heatherwick: Building the Seed Cathedral - TED.com|
A future more beautiful? Architect Thomas Heatherwick shows five recent projects featuring ingenious bio-inspired designs. Some are remakes of the ordinary: a bus, a bridge, a power station ... And one is an extraordinary pavilion, the Seed Cathedral, a celebration of growth and light.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; architecture; arts; creativity; design; TED2011; 2011
|Willard Wigan: Hold your breath for micro-sculpture - TED.com|
Willard Wigan tells the story of how a difficult and lonely childhood drove him to discover his unique ability -- to create art so tiny that it can't be seen with the naked eye. His slideshow of figures, as seen through a microscope, can only be described as mind-boggling.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2009; TED; Talks; art; arts; creativity; education; 2009
|Shekhar Kapur: We are the stories we tell ourselves - TED.com|
Where does creative inspiration spring from? At TEDIndia, Hollywood/Bollywood director Shekhar Kapur ("Elizabeth," "Mr. India") pinpoints his source of creativity: sheer, utter panic. He shares a powerful way to unleash your inner storyteller.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; arts; creativity; entertainment; film; TEDIndia 2009; 2009
|Fabian Oefner: Psychedelic science - TED.com|
Swiss artist and photographer Fabian Oefner is on a mission to make eye-catching art from everyday science. In this charming talk, he shows off some recent psychedelic images, including photographs of crystals as they interact with soundwaves. And, in a live demo, he shows what really happens when you mix paint with magnetic liquid--or when you set fire to whiskey.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; arts; photography; science; TEDGlobal 2013; 2013
|Bahia Shehab: A thousand times no - TED.com|
Art historian Bahia Shehab has long been fascinated with the Arabic script for ‘no.’ When revolution swept through Egypt in 2011, she began spraying the image in the streets saying no to dictators, no to military rule and no to violence.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; arts; world cultures; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|Joshua Prince-Ramus: Building a theater that remakes itself - TED.com|
Joshua Prince-Ramus believes that if architects re-engineer their design process, the results can be spectacular. Speaking at TEDxSMU, Dallas, he walks us through his fantastic re-creation of the local Wyly Theater as a giant "theatrical machine" that reconfigures itself at the touch of a button.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; architecture; arts; creativity; design; theater; TEDxSMU; 2009
|Ahn Trio: A modern take on piano, violin, cello - TED.com|
The three Ahn sisters (cellist Maria, pianist Lucia, violinist Angella) breathe new life into the piano trio with their passionate musicmaking. At TEDWomen, they start with the bright and poppy "Skylife," by David Balakrishnan, then play a gorgeous, slinky version of "Oblivion," by Astor Piazzolla.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDWomen; TED; Talks; arts; entertainment; live music; 2010
|Eric Whitacre: A virtual choir 2,000 voices strong - TED.com|
In a moving and madly viral video last year, composer Eric Whitacre led a virtual choir of singers from around the world. He talks through the creative challenges of making music powered by YouTube, and unveils the first 2 minutes of his new work, "Sleep," with a video choir of 2,052. The full piece premieres April 7 (yes, on YouTube!).
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; arts; entertainment; music; 2011
|Thomas Hellum: The world's most boring television ... and why it's hilariously addictive - TED.com|
You've heard about slow food. Now here's slow ... TV? In this funny talk, Norwegian television producer Thomas Hellum shares how he and his team began to broadcast long, boring events, often live — and found a rapt audience. Shows include a 7 hour train journey, an 18 hour fishing expedition and a 5.5 day ferry voyage from Oslo to Tunisia. The results are both beautiful and fascinating. Really.
Keywords: Tedtalks; TED; Talks; TEDx; arts; entertainment; film; storytelling; TEDxArendal; 2014
|Stefan Sagmeister: 7 rules for making more happiness - TED.com|
Using simple, delightful illustrations, designer Stefan Sagmeister shares his latest thinking on happiness -- both the conscious and unconscious kind. His seven rules for life and design happiness can (with some customizations) apply to everyone seeking more joy.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED@Cannes; TED; Talks; arts; design; film; happiness; 2010
|Amit Sood: Building a museum of museums on the web - TED.com|
Imagine being able to see artwork in the greatest museums around the world without leaving your chair. Driven by his passion for art, Amit Sood tells the story of how he developed Art Project to let people do just that.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; art; arts; design; technology; 2011
|David Kelley: How to build your creative confidence - TED.com|
Is your school or workplace divided into "creatives" versus practical people? Yet surely, David Kelley suggests, creativity is not the domain of only a chosen few. Telling stories from his legendary design career and his own life, he offers ways to build the confidence to create... (From The Design Studio session at TED2012, guest-curated by Chee Pearlman and David Rockwell.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; arts; creativity; design; technology; TED2012; 2012
|A sense of humor about Afghanistan? Artist Aman Mojadidi shows how - TED.com|
Afghan-American artist Aman Mojadidi calls himself “Afghan by blood, redneck by the grace of god.” Playing off his two identities, the TED Fellow's bold, funny, thought-provoking artwork explores jihad, gangsterism, consumers and corruption in modern Afghanistan.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; art; arts; culture; politics; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|Ben Cameron: The true power of the performing arts - TED.com|
Arts administrator and live-theater fan Ben Cameron looks at the state of the live arts -- asking: How can the magic of live theater, live music, live dance compete with the always-on Internet? At TEDxYYC, he offers a bold look forward.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxYYC; TED; Talks; arts; education; entertainment; performance; 2010
|Daniel Tammet: Different ways of knowing - TED.com|
Daniel Tammet has linguistic, numerical and visual synesthesia -- meaning that his perception of words, numbers and colors are woven together into a new way of perceiving and understanding the world. The author of "Born on a Blue Day," Tammet shares his art and his passion for languages in this glimpse into his beautiful mind.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; arts; brain; culture; 2011
|Bob Mankoff: Anatomy of a New Yorker cartoon - TED.com|
The New Yorker receives around 1,000 cartoons each week; it only publishes about 17 of them. In this hilarious, fast-paced, and insightful talk, the magazine's longstanding cartoon editor and self-proclaimed "humor analyst" Bob Mankoff dissects the comedy within just some of the "idea drawings" featured in the magazine, explaining what works, what doesn't, and why.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; arts; design; humor; TEDSalon NY2013; 2013
|Philippe Petit: The journey across the high wire - TED.com|
Even a death-defying magician has to start somewhere. High-wire artist Philippe Petit takes you on an intimate journey from his first card trick at age 6 to his tightrope walk between the Twin Towers.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; arts; entertainment; magic; storytelling; TED2012; 2012
|Thom Mayne on architecture as connection - TED.com|
Architect Thom Mayne has never been one to take the easy option, and this whistle-stop tour of the buildings he's created makes you glad for it. These are big ideas cast in material form.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2005; TED; Talks; architecture; arts; culture; design; invention; 2005
|Rob Forbes on ways of seeing - TED.com|
Rob Forbes, the founder of Design Within Reach, shows a gallery of snapshots that inform his way of seeing the world. Charming juxtapositions, found art, urban patterns -- this slideshow will open your eyes to the world around you.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; arts; beauty; business; design; exploration; photography; TED2006; 2006
|Ed Ulbrich: How Benjamin Button got his face - TED.com|
Ed Ulbrich, the digital-effects guru from Digital Domain, explains the Oscar-winning technology that allowed his team to digitally create the older versions of Brad Pitt's face for "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button."
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; TED2009; aging; arts; business; entertainment; film; technology; TED2009; 2009
|Taryn Simon photographs secret sites - TED.com|
Taryn Simon exhibits her startling take on photography -- to reveal worlds and people we would never see otherwise. She shares two projects: one documents otherworldly locations typically kept secret from the public, the other involves haunting portraits of men convicted for crimes they did not commit.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; adventure; art; arts; culture; curiosity; photography; TEDGlobal 2009; 2009
|Brenda Laurel on games for girls - TED.com|
A TED archive gem. At TED in 1998, Brenda Laurel asks: Why are all the top-selling videogames aimed at little boys? She spent two years researching the world of girls (and shares amazing interviews and photos) to create a game that girls would love.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED1998; TED; Talks; arts; children; culture; design; entertainment; gaming; technology; women; 1998
|Shea Hembrey: How I became 100 artists - TED.com|
How do you stage an international art show with work from 100 different artists? If you're Shea Hembrey, you invent all of the artists and artwork yourself -- from large-scale outdoor installations to tiny paintings drawn with a single-haired brush. Watch this funny, mind-bending talk to see the explosion of creativity and diversity of skills a single artist is capable of.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; art; arts; creativity; design; storytelling; 2011
|Mike deGruy: Hooked by an octopus - TED.com|
Underwater filmmaker Mike deGruy has spent decades looking intimately at the ocean. A consummate storyteller, he takes the stage at Mission Blue to share his awe and excitement -- and his fears -- about the blue heart of our planet.
Keywords: TEDTalks; Mission Blue Voyage; TED; Talks; arts; entertainment; film; fish; global issues; oceans; science; 2010
|Ben Dunlap talks about a passionate life - TED.com|
Wofford College president Ben Dunlap tells the story of Sandor Teszler, a Hungarian Holocaust survivor who taught him about passionate living and lifelong learning.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; arts; culture; education; entertainment; library; literature; race; storytelling; TED2007; 2007
|Janet Echelman: Taking imagination seriously - TED.com|
Janet Echelman found her true voice as an artist when her paints went missing -- which forced her to look to an unorthodox new art material. Now she makes billowing, flowing, building-sized sculpture with a surprisingly geeky edge. A transporting 10 minutes of pure creativity.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; art; arts; cities; culture; data; design; technology; visualizations; 2011
|Julie Burstein: 4 lessons in creativity - TED.com|
Radio host Julie Burstein talks with creative people for a living -- and shares four lessons about how to create in the face of challenge, self-doubt and loss. Hear insights from filmmaker Mira Nair, writer Richard Ford, sculptor Richard Serra and photographer Joel Meyerowitz.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; art; arts; creativity; entertainment; photography; TED2012; 2012
|Paola Antonelli treats design as art - TED.com|
Paola Antonelli, design curator at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, wants to spread her appreciation of design -- in all shapes and forms -- around the world.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2007; TED; Talks; art; arts; culture; design; museums; 2007